Kolobrzeg's history can be traced back to the early Middle Ages, when Slavic Pomeranians founded a settlement. Although the city has had a tumultuous history, including suffering significant damage in World War II, today it is a popular tourist destination due to its blend of a health resort town, a seaside destination, and historical and cultural sights. It is the largest health spa located on the coast of Poland. It features 12 kilometers of beaches as well as large green areas, making it easy to enjoy many outdoor activities. Furthermore, the city offers nightlife, shopping, and many other entertainment options.
Location: Resort City on the Southern Baltic Sea Coast
Kolobrzeg is located in north-western Poland in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship. It lies on the Parseta River on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea. Visitors can easily find transportation via train from many of the major Polish cities, including Szczecin, Gdansk, Poznan, Warsaw, and Cracow. It is accessible by car via route E28.
Culture: Cultural Center of the Region
This town is the cultural regional center, with numerous concerts and performances, especially in the summer. The Municipal Cultural Center features different types of theater and dance performances, and the town hall features the Gallery of Modern Art, which displays changing exhibitions of fine art. There is a museum of Polish weapons spanning from the Middle Ages to present day. The historical Palace of Braunschweig features a museum focusing on the history of the city. There is also a famous lighthouse that dates back to the 17th century; it is located at the entrance to the port on the right bank of the River Perseta. The lighthouse was destroyed during World War II, but it has been rebuilt using foundations of the old fort buildings.
Activities: Longest Cycle Path on the Baltic Coast
There are many bike paths on which to cycle and enjoy the beautiful surrounding landscape and seascape, including the longest path along the Baltic Coast. It is part of the European Route of Brick Gothic, with a path from Kolobrzeg to Podczele. The 12 kilometers of beaches along the Baltic Sea offer visitors water sports and beach activities to enjoy, especially fishing. The combination of microclimate and natural curative properties in the mud and brine makes it one of the best seaside health resorts in Poland, drawing thousands of visitors to its shores.